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On the Edge of Surreal

Not many people recognize this westernmost section of San Francisco... especially when looking at it in the night.


In the center is seal rock - though it is more populated by birds than seals. The whitish coloration is, uhm, "natural bird paint."


I used a digital GND (gray gradient) to knock the sky down. It was so hazy in this direction that no stars were visible anyway. The moon was involved in providing light, but the vast majority of the light came spilling out of the Cliff House restaurant which is just out of the picture to the left. The foreground is the famous "Sutro Bath" ruins.


More details about how I processed this image can be found here


As with the other outing photographs, this was taken at Sutro Baths (ruin) using my 40D. One of the posts along the steps down to this area served as a makeshift tripod.


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Explored: Position 445, January 18, 2009

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Taken on January 17, 2009